Most recently I was Chief Operations Officer of WorldIrish, an online community for Irish people and those interested in Irish stories, people and culture. We launched the beta site in August 2012. WorldIrish is also the custodian of the @Ireland project – a twitter account curated by a different person each week.
Before joining WorldIrish, I worked for Ireland’s public service broadcaster RTE across its digital platforms. During my time with RTE, I project managed digital output for several key news events including the 2011 General Election, 2009 Local & European elections, 2008 US presidential elections and the 2011 Global Irish Economic Forum. I also worked on digital strategy and put together RTE’s first social media desk.
Conscious of the shift to digital platforms, I built up a range of skills as a back pack and multimedia reporter (Take a look at one of the multimedia project’s I produced and reported for RTE called ‘The Humble Bee‘). Outside of Ireland, as a journalist I have reported in the US both in Washington DC and Chicago, and also in Uganda, Rwanda and Kenya.
I completed a masters degree at The Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University.
When I am not working or thinking about the future of content, journalism and the media, I am usually preoccupied with music, often as part of my band Clockwork Noise. I play the violin and am learning the cello.
Some of the places I have been published: the Spartanburg Herald-Journal, the Irish Echo, The Irish Times, the Irish Independent, the Irish Daily Star, News 21 project, Chi-Town Daily News and Magill Magazine.
All views and opinions are my own and not those of my employer.